BREAKING NORTHWEST NEWS
SONICS 2014 TOUR DATES
2014 tour dates have just been released- stay tuned to this page as shows are added!
Friday, April 25 Eden Club, Ulm, Germany
Saturday, April 26 Le Grillen, Colmar, France
Monday, April 28 Molotow Club, Hamburg, Germany
Tuesday, April 29 Rosenhof, Osnabruck, Germany
Tuesday, May 1 Roots And Roses Festival, Lessines, Belgium
Wednesday, May 2 Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
Thursday, May 3 Rhythm And Blues Night at Oosterport, Groningen, Netherlands
Saturday, May 5 Concorde 2, Brighton UK
Sunday, May 6 Koko, London UK
Monday, May 7 Brudenell, Leeds UK
Wednesday, May 9 Arches, Glasgow UK
July 18 Culture Inquieta Festival, Getafe, Spain
July 19 Port America, Nigran, Spain
August 29 Muddy Roots Festival, Cookeville TN
NORTON NORTHWEST PAGE
Welcome to the ever expanding NORTON NORTHWEST series now spanning a buzzin' dozen full lengths! Dig the Sonics and Wailers' Golden Crest and Etiquette recordings and dig deep into THE SAVAGE YOUNG SONICS (909), which serves up, for the first time, the earliest known recordings of the Sonics 1961-64, as culled from Larry and Andy Parypa's dad's attic! Also dig the insane trio of NORTHWEST KILLERS from the vaults of Seattle genius KEARNEY BARTON, who celebrates fifty-one big ones in the music business this year ! Kearney masterminded the recordings of the Sonics, the Wailers and umpteen 1960's NW garage bands- KB turned up 61 tracks just for us-51 of 'em never before heard! Dig the entire series and do NOT miss the latest threesome STOMP! (NW 906), SHOUT! (NW 907) and WORK IT ON OUT! (NW 908) And finally, dig the wildest new threesome yet, flat out bashin' rock n roll and instrumentals from the Pacific Northwest's earliest rockin' days! As with all things Nortonian, the sounds is superb, the selection frantic and the presentation poshly dynamite, with notes, interviews, photos and pure fabulosity. Dig one Norton, you'll dig 'em all!
THE WAILERS - THE FABULOUS WAILERS!
(NW 901) The Wailers' original 1959 Golden Crest material is now on Norton! Thrill to 15 drivin' instrumentals (includin' the dynamic hit Tall Cool One) & three scorchin' vocal workouts! Dig primo sides from the Wailers original debut LP, rare singles, the unished Snake Pit (plus four early demos added to the CD!) These classic sides forged the hallowed Northwest Sound! From original master tapes for maximum whomp!
Tall Cool One / Road Runner / Mau-Mau / Dirty Robber / Wailin' / Shang-hied / Beat Guitar / Lucille / Long Gone / High Wall / Gunnin' For Peter / Snake Pit / Swing Shift / Tough Bounce
THE WAILERS - AT THE CASTLE
(NW 902) The most influential early Northwest combo at their very wildest, live n' loud in 1963 at the legendary Spanish Castle with full revue including fifteen year old sensation Gail Harris & the late, everso great Rockin' Robin Roberts! Reissued with gorgeous original jacket, mega monstrous Nortophonic Loud Sound! Outta print for way too long! Lush packaging, in-depth interviews, pix and info plus two bonus cuts! Essential stuff for all ye who demand unrelenting howling excellence! Yeah!
Wailers' House Party / Dirty Robber / San-Ho-Zay / Rosalie / Since You Been Gone / Shivers / Sac O' Woe / Mary Ann / Tall Cool One / You've Had Your Chance / Limbo Twist / All I Could Do Was Cry / I Idolize You / Zig Zag Soul-Long / Louie Louie
THE SONICS - HERE ARE THE SONICS!
(NW 903) The utterly most fabulous debut album from the loudest crowd of punk rockers ever! Originally released in early '65, this hard-hitting screamfest took the local teen scene by the eardrums and never let go! An astonishing battle of the wills of Parypa, Bennett, Roslie, Lind and Parypa, this LP has long provided the measuring stick for all wishful thinkers! Lush packaging, interviews, tons of info, pix! Featuring Nortophonic Loud Sound mastering for massive fidelity. Long out of print! 4 bonus cuts!
The Witch / Do You Love Me / Roll Over Beethoven / Boss Hoss / Dirty Robber / Have Love Will Travel / Keep A Knockin' / Don 't Believe In Christmas / Psycho / Money / Walkin' The Dog / Night Time Is The Right Time / Strychnine / Good Golly Miss Molly / Santa Claus / The Village Idiot
THE WAILERS - LIVEWIRE!!!
(NW 904) Wailers fans have waited way too long for this one! The first ever definitive collection of the Wailers best 1965-67 sides! Includes the rawest cuts from their punk masterpiece album OUR OF OUR TREE plus rare singles and unissued demos! Sonics worshippers- get on board and dig the crunch on this baby! Chock fulla rare pics and untold tales from the Fabulous Wailers themselves! Get out the earplugs and aspirin (for the neighbors) and a tall cool one for yerself as you catapult this plastic platter out of your hi fi cannon! Absolutely, devastatingly DEADLY!
Out Of Our Tree / Mercy Mercy / You Weren 't Using Your Head / Dirty Robber / Hang Up / The Wailer / I Got Me / Bama Lama Bama Loo / Livewire / You Weren 't Using Your Head #2 / It 's You Alone / I 'm Down / Back To You / Little Sister / Hang Up / Baby Don 't Do It
THE SONICS - BOOM!
(NW 905) At LONG last! The ultimate garage kings ' second killer album blows neighborhood gourds just like it did in 1966! Norton delivers the entire original album plus 1972 live tracks of The Witch and Psycho plus acool crazed first sesh alt take of their first hit! Giant gatefold cover features the original front plus interviews with all the Sonics, pix, clippings, the whole wild shebang!
Cinderella / Don 't Be Afraid Of The Dark / Skinny Minnie / Let The Good Times Roll / Don 't You Just Know It / Jenny Jenny / Psycho (live) / The Witch (live) / He 's Waitin ' / Louie Louie / Since I Fell For You / Hitch Hike / It 's All Right / Shot Down / The Hustler / The Witch (alt.)
STOMP! NORTHWEST KILLERS VOL. 1: 1960-1964
(NW 906) Let your backbone slip to a full on set of 1960-64 unreleased Northwest dance floor shakers from the Adventurers, Imperials, Frantics and Artesians plus landmark singles Little Bill's Louie Louie and ace spooker Werewolf by the Frantics! Fans of the early Wailers R&B based thud will certainly be thrown out of their tree by this volume! Crypt Records prexy Tim Warren has already crowned the Artesians' clobber of Trick Bag Record of the Year!
Werewolf Frantics / Mashed Potatoes Adventurers* / Linda Lou Adventurers*/ Transfusion Frantics* / Cooker Frantics* / Con Carne Frantics* / Koko Joe Artesians* / Monkey Chain Artesians* / I'll Go Crazy Artesians* / Grunlins Artesians* / Chinese Checkers Artesians* / Watermelon Man Artesians* / Trick Bag Artesians* / Crossfiring Imperials / The Slip Imperials* / Louie Louie Little Bill/Adventurers / No Werewolf Frantics / Northwest Recorders Radio Spot #1
(* = prev. unissued)
SHOUT! NORTHWEST KILLERS VOL. 2: 1964-65
(NW 907) This brash brawl rounds up nineteen tracks cut during Audio Recording's frenzied 1964-65 period (when Kearney piloted the HERE ARE THE SONICS LP and all meters were in the red!) and delivers raw workouts from the Incredible Kings and the Elegants (both featuring future Moby Grape string king Jerry Miller), Little Daddy and the Bachelors (with Tommy Chong on guitar!) plus the Nomads, Legends, Eccentrics, Canadian VIPs and mo'!
The Limp Incredible Kings* / The Chain Incredible Kings* / Ooh Poo Pah Doo Elegants / Let's Go Let's Go Let's Go Elegants / Jenny Jenny Canadian VIPs* / Mary Ann Canadian VIPs* / Shallow Hole Canadian VIPs* / I Know Canadian VIPs* / My Woman Woody Carr/El Caminos / Chinese Checkers Imperials* / Think Mr Clean & The Cleansers / Podunk Holler Eccentrics / Weathermaster Eccentrics / Come On Home Little Daddy/Bachelors* / Louie Louie Nomads* / I'm Gone Nomads* / High Wall Legends*
(* = prev. unissued)
WORK IT ON OUT! NORTHWEST KILLERS VOL. 3L1965-1966
(NW 908) And for the loud crowd, we wrap up with an entirely unissued 1965-66 garage collection! Dig the speaker shredding fury of Rocky and his Friends' Wailers cover You Weren't Using Your Head, the snotball take-a-hike punk of the Jet City Five's Huh and the spunky teen crank of the Extremes' Long Dark Collar - and that's just the first three cuts!
Huh Jet City Five / I'm Hurtin' Extremes / Long Dark Collar Extremes / You Weren't Using Your Head Rocky & Friends / Dear John Hustlers / If You Want To StayPlymouth Rockers / Talkin' About You Plymouth Rockers / That's Where They MeetCastells / Little Girl Bunch / I"ve Got A Girl Bunch / My Friend Vandals / All To PiecesBeachcombers / Help Yourself Baby Beachcombers / Second Chance Misterians / No Trespassing In London Misterians / Intoxication Misterians / Bad Little Woman Right Of Way / Money Right Of Way / Midnight Hour Right Of Way / Speak Of The Devil Jams
THE SAVAGE YOUNG SONICS
(NW 909) Long before they delivered the full blown crunch of The Witch andPsycho, the Sonics were cutting their teeth in Tacoma teen clubs! These crude 1961-64 sides were taped live at dances and at home, showing the heavy influence of their primo idols the Wailers and includes the ultra primitive A-Rab, the group's very first recording - raw!! These tapes were recently found in a Tacoma attic. This is their first appearance ever! Liner notes by Sonics founder/guitarist Larry Parypa!
A-Rab (home recording 1961) / Rumble (home recording 1961) / Shanghied(home recording 1961) / Sonic Blues (home recording 1961) / Mashed Potato Time(home recording 1962 w/Marilyn Lodge) / Wailin' (Clover Park High School Dance 1962) / High Wall (Clover Park High School Dance 1962) / Lucille/Slippin' And Slidin'(Lake City Teen Club 1963) / Swing Shift (Lake City Teen Club 1963) / Louie Louie(Lake City Teen Club 1963) / Sac O' Woe (Gaslight Teen Club 1963) / Hey Mrs. Jones(Gaslight Teen Club 1963) / In The Open (Gaslight Teen Club 1963) / Bony Moronie(Gaslight Teen Club 1963) / Just Pickin' Around (Gaslight Teen Club 1963 / Sonics Dance Ad (home recording 1964) / Wailers House Party (home recording 1964) / Keep A-Knockin' (home Recordings 1964) / Hold It (home recordings 1964) / Think (home recording 1964)
EVERYBODY'S BOPPIN' (EARLY NORTHWEST ROCKERS & INSTRUMENTALS VOL. 1 - VARIOUS ARTISTS
(NW 910) Clayton Watson & the Silhouettes Everybody's Boppin' / Ray Gentry & the Rovin' Gamblers Willie Was A Bad Boy / Rovin' Gamblers Do The Fly / Pacific Playboys Let's Rock** / Val Volk There'll Be A Rockin' Party Tonight Volk Bros Ducks Flying Backwards / Sherree Scott Fascinating Baby / Clayton Watson & the Silhouettes Tall Skinny Annie / Renegades Black Jack / Gary Hodge Not For Love Or Money / Clayton Watson & the Silhouettes Slow Down / ** Sherree Scott Easy Payments / Butch Paulson & the Motations Man From Mars / Jimmie Volk Springtime Rock / Glitters Fireball /Wild Childs Rockin' / Heart Stompers Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Tornados Tornado Express
(** = prev. unissued)
CHICKEN SESSION (EARLY NORTHWEST ROCKERS & INSTRUMENTALS VOL. 2) - VARIOUS ARTISTS
(NW 911) Larry De Rieux Chicken Session / Leon Smith Little Forty Ford / Leon Mach You Hurt Me So / Col-Lee-Jets Jam & Jelly / Jackie Johnson Star Light, Star Bright / Dennis Wayne & Vinny's Rhythmaires Teenage Boogie / Bobby Wayne and the Warriors Sally Ann / Warriors War Paint / Stripes Hot Rod / Jim Morrison & the Stripes Ready To Rock / Gerry Fiander & the Stripes So Long, Goodbye / Royals Thunder Wagon / Daryl Britt & the Blue Jeans Lover Lover / Blue Jeans Cool Martini / ** Country Lads I Asked Her / Leon Smith Honey Honey / Mel Dorsey & the Heartbeats Little Lil / Trebletones Guitar Movement** / Wally Lee & the Hi-Liters Oh No Daddy-O ** / Tornados The Slide
(** = prev. unissued)
SHAKE 'EM UP ROCK! (EARLY NORTHWEST ROCKERS & INSTRUMENTALS VOL. 3) - VARIOUS ARTISTS
(NW 912) Benny Cliff Shake Um Up Rock / Donnie Dean & the D Notes Frankie & Johnny / Ira Allen Nursery Rock / Donnie Dean & the D Notes Ruby Lee / Benny Cliff Crazy Mama / Four Playboys Jungle Stomp / Canadian VIPs Lucille / Prowlers Rock Me Baby / Cut-Ups Twang / Jim Valley & the Viceroys I Love A Girl / Paul Revere & the Raiders Orbit Versatiles / Tornados Yo Yo
SONICS - BUSY BODY!!! LIVE IN TACOMA 1964
(NW 913) Ferocious Northwest live radio broadcasts from the Tacoma Sports Arena and the Red Carpet Teen Club!
Introduction / In The Open / Tall Cool One / Goin' Back To Granny's / Busy Body / Night Train / Number X / Introduction / Tough Walk / Have Love, Will Travel / Oo Pooh Pah Doo / Hitch Hike / Busy Body / The Witch / KTNT Radio Spot